55 Days at Peking – 1963 – English
Film directed in 1963 by Nicholas Ray and Guy Green, and starring Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner, David Niven, Robert Helpmann, Flora Robson, Leo Genn, John Ireland, Kurt Kasznar, Paul Lukas, Harry Andrews, Massimo Serato, Philippe Leroy, Elizabeth Sellars, Jacques Sernas, Walter Gotell, Eric Pohlmann, Alfredo Mayo, Jerome Thor, José Nieto…
Synopsis: China, 1900. Foreign embassies in Beijing must confront the bloody nationalist revolt unleashed by the Boxers, who are dedicated to murdering Christians. Inside a walled enclosure, the English ambassador joins members of other delegations in a desperate attempt to resist the siege.
Review: Magnificent adventure directed by a Ray who day by day changed the script, which, paradoxically, did not alter the final result of the story. A classic of adventure film